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Sep 15, 2011 7:00pm EDT
of michigan, the governors announced the state will begin tracking bmi, body mass index, and some aren't sure this is a great idea for privacy or help solve the problem. joining us tonight, dr. scott caw hahn with the school of public health. so doctor, thank you for coming in. we appreciate it. >> good to be here. >> this would happen through a state registry, the same way they monitor inoculations. what do you think? >> i think that it is the government's responsibility to monitor the health of citizens and this is a way of surveilling our health. i think it's a good thing. >> some folks are concerned it is a privacy thing. is it anybody else's business if i drink five sodas a day and get fat? >> that's not what it is about. it's not tracking what we eat. this is about getting information on the health of the citizens in michigan. and that's the first step of the public health process, to understand what the case is, what the situation is in terms of our health and then we can go about figuring out how to address it. >> some have said it doesn't go far enough. if you really want to get invo
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